The Celtics are without Marcus Smart, who suffered a hand laceration smacking a picture frame in his Los Angeles hotel room, and fellow guards Mike Rozier (ankle) and Shane Larkin (knee) are battling injuries (Larkin was out Monday).
Consider it a decent trip. The Nuggets got the defensive rebound following a missed basket by Irving with seven seconds left and they didn't call a timeout to advance ball, giving themselves a better chance to score the game victor. The Celtics hung on, 111-110.
Harris poured in 11 points in the first half to pace the Nuggets while Arthur added 10. In 26 games they are 7-16. Irving led the way for the Celtics with 27 points on the night, ten of which came in the fourth quarter. Leonard remains without a timetable for return, while Gay may not come back until after the February 18 NBA All-Star Game; it's three weeks away, so fans will not see the team's biggest 2017 offseason acquisition (who was not traded, unlike Blake Griffin) play for a while. In a 91-89 win over the Mavericks, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic hit the go-ahead field goal and posted his second triple-double of the season with 11 points, 11 assists and 16 rebounds.
Moments earlier, Irving had failed to beat the shot clock before making a midrange jumper. The ball went in-and-out and touched off the glass and went back in with 33.3 seconds to play. Barton scored 19, Gary Harris 15 and Jamal Murray 14.
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Points in the paint for Denver continued to pile up even late in the game with Murray finishing another lay up to bring the Nuggets within one.
The win is only Boston's second in their last seven.
Denver's starting center left the locker room on crutches and is not expected to play Tuesday at San Antonio. But as their offense bogged down during the third quarter, the Nuggets started rolling.
While it looked like it was going to be an easy Celtics win for much of the first half, the third quarter told a different story. Jokic, Mason Plumlee and Murray combined for 29 of their team's points during the period.
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"In the second half, Bryn and Dejounte were great at both ends of the court", Popovich said. The second-year small forward had missed his first four 3-point attempts. The Celtics had a rate of 0.566 (above their season average of 0.516), while the Nuggets posted a mark of 0.505. How did they manage to do that?
KP is first-time All-Star Kristaps Porzingis, who scored 28 points - including a career-high six 3-pointers - Tuesday night.
- Tatum has hit the "rookie wall" this month.
Late in the first quarter, Tatum broke down his defender for a nifty layup then drilled a 3-pointer when the Nuggets switched Kenneth Faried onto him. But to his credit, Brown stepped up and made the big shot, a game-winning 3-pointer with 34 seconds to play that was indeed the game-winning basket for Boston.
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